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Award-winning Brazilian filmmaker Sabrina Fidalgo in Oslo

19 Jun 2019

 Ana Flávia Cavalcanti plays the title role in Queen 


Golden Mirrors is delighted to announce the presence of the award-winning Brazilian filmmaker Sabrina Fidalgo in Oslo. The director will guest a screening of her two most recent films: Personal Vivator (2014) and Queen (Rainha, 2016).


The event is the first part of the project Decolonizing Performing Arts (2019-2021), that will approach different perspectives on performing arts, based on the idea of cultivating epistemologies of the South.


The screening will take place at Vega Scene, on Thursday 27th June at 6.30 p.m., and will be followed by a conversation between Sabrina, Deise Nunes and the spectators.


Queen is the first part of a trilogy about the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The narrative tells the story of Rita (Ana Flávia Cavalcanti), a young woman from the city's outskirts who dreams of becoming the next carnival queen in the local samba school. When Rita's dream is finally coming true, strange things start happening in her life. 


Queen was selected in over 120 film festivals, such as IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam, and has won to this date thirteen awards, among them Best Film by the Popular Jury of the 26th International Short Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro, as well as several best actress-awards to Ana Flávia Cavalcanti, who plays the leading role Rita.


Personal Vivator is a sci-fi story about an extra-terrestrial being, Rutger (Fabricio Boliveira), who is sent to Earth for 72 hours with research purposes. In order to avoid questions, he disguises himself as a documentary filmmaker and chooses the city of Rio de Janeiro to begin his research. 


Sabrina's films altogether have been showcased at over 300 film festivals in places such as Los Angeles and New York (USA), Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Mexico City (Mexico), Buenos Aires and Cordoba (Argentina), Tokyo (Japan) Praia (Cape Verde), Accra (Ghana), Maputo and Cabo Delgado (Mozambique), Berlin and Munich (Germany), among others.


In 2018 she was voted by the US publication Bustle as one of the 36 female filmmakers across the globe who are breaking ground in their own countries.


The filmmaker Sabrina Fidalgo 


Sabrina studied at the School of TV and Cinema in Munich, Germany (HFF), and specialized in screenwriting at the University of Cordoba, Spain. She has written, directed and performed in short films Sonar 2006 - Special Report (2006), Das Gesetz des Staerkeren (2007), Black Berlin (2009), Cinema Mudo (2012) and Personal Vivator, besides the medium-length documentary Rio Encantado (2014).


Ana Chagas and Fabricio Boliveira in Personal Vivator


Decolonizing Performing Arts is a project initiated by Golden Mirrors with several collaborators, such as artistic director Valborg Frøysnes and choreographer Ingri Fiksdal. The series of seven events will take place in different Norwegian cities, such as Oslo, Kristiansand and Trondheim from 2019 - 2021.


Decolonizing Performing Arts (Å dekolonisere scenekunsten) is supported by the Arts Council Norway.


Welcome to Decolonizing Performing Arts I: Cinema






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